Tool Load Display - Lathe
Press CURRENT COMMANDS and then use PAGE UP / PAGE DOWN until you see the Tool Load Display.
Setting Tool Load Limits - Lathe
- LOAD MAX%
- LOAD LIMIT%
- Overload Action:
The Tool Load Display window lets you set the tool load limits.
The LOAD MAX% column displays the maximum tool load percentage that each tool has reached since it was reset. To start monitoring a new tool, press ORIGIN to change the value to zero.
The LOAD LIMIT% column is the maximum allowable spindle load limit percentage during a machining cycle. To change this limit, highlight the row that corresponds with the tool number and set it to the desired value. The control references these values and can be set to perform a specific action should the limitations be reached. Setting 84 designates the control response.
Setting 84 - Tool Overload Action - Lathe
When a tool becomes overloaded, Setting 84 specifies the control response:
- ALARM causes the machine to stop.
- FEEDHOLD displays the message Tool Overload and the machine stops in a feed hold status. Press any key to clear the message.
- BEEP causes an audible noise (beep) from the control.
- AUTOFEED causes the control to automatically limit the feedrate based on the tool load. (Refer to your Operator's Manual for more information on Setting 84 and warnings about the Auto-feed fuction)
View Tool Load from “Active Tool” Display - Lathe
You can see the tool load in the ACTIVE TOOL display. Press PROGRAM to see information about the current tool in the spindle. This display includes the maximum tool load the tool has seen, the percentage of tool life remaining (if using Tool Life or Advanced Tool Management), and the type of tool (if specified).